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Services offered At KEMRI-CGHR Clinic In Kenya

services offered at kemri cghr clinic in kenya


The Centre for Global Health Research (CGHR is one of the ten (10) Research Centres of the Kenya Medical Research Institute KEMRI. The Centre is strategically located in Kisumu City, in western Kenya, in an area that is endemic for major infectious diseases. Since its establishment in 1984, CGHR has been on the world map as the site of ground-breaking research focusing on infectious diseases of medical importance such as HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Dengue fever, schistosomiasis, yellow fever, TB among others.

Specifically, the Centre has carried out cutting-edge research focusing on trials on the efficacy of drugs, emergence of drug and vector resistance, epidemiology, immunology, molecular biology, vector biology, climate and human health, characterization of malaria vaccine candidate antigens, malaria vaccine trials, malaria in pregnancy and interaction of malaria and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), schistosomiasis, intestinal helminthes, HIV/AIDS and its impact on the community, HIV interaction with other infectious diseases, tuberculosis and reproductive health. Currently, there are more than 20 ongoing research studies, surveillance and health systems research and support programmes in the Centre. A demographic surveillance system and health survey (DSS) has been set up in one of the study areas and has been collecting vital health data for the last 6 years. The Centre has a very impressive track record in completion of studies and programs as attested by the number of publications by scientists affiliated to the Centre.

KEMRI-CGHR clinic is a health centre in the research set up which offers services to the KEMRI-CGHR workers and the entire community on special reference from referral hospitals such as Jaramogi Oginga Odinga teaching and referral hospital and even Aga khan hospital. The services offered in the clinic by the specialists are;

  • Complete Blood Count (CBC) test – This is the calculation of the cellular (formed elements) of blood. These calculations are generally determined by special machines that analyze the different components of blood in less than a minute. The major components of CBC are White blood cell count (WBC or leukocyte count), WBC differential count, Red blood cell count (RBC or erythrocyte count, Mean corpuscular volume (MCV), Mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH), Mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC), Red cell distribution width (RDW), Platelet count, Mean Platelet Volume (MPV), Hematocrit (Hct) and Hemoglobin (Hb). All this parameters are found using coulter counter machine.

  • Widal test for typhoid test.

  • Malaria Microscopy for determining malaria parasites

  • Pregnancy tests and Phlebotomy

  • HIV Testing and Counseling

  • Brucellin Test for determining antibodies against brucellosis disease.

  • TB test (Acid Fast technique)

  • Stool Test and Analysis

  • Urinalysis

The clinic also has a pharmacy which has most of the drugs preferred for the patients and also it’s meant for out-patients only.

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Emerging from the athletic heartland of Rift Valley, Eka Kaoo was destined to have a relationship with sports. However, instead of lacing up running shoes, Eka picked up a pen, weaving narratives around the athletes who brought pride to Kenya.

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